Financial Assistance

The Station North Tool Library is committed to ensuring that our classes, knowledge, and tools are accessible to everyone who wants to learn! We offer financial assistance whenever we can for applicants with genuine need.

We accept people where they are and strive to create an environment where people feel welcome and safe. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. 


All information is self-reported and based on the honor system! The financial assistance fund is provided by friends, neighbors, members, and the people around you; the stranger on the bus, the cashier at the store, the teacher at school. Honor their generosity and support of your learning by being honest about your financial status AND your need for this type of education.

Eligibility is primarily determined by income. Students who fall below 60% Area Median Income (AMI) are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.

  • Low Income Limits: eligible for partial scholarship, up to 50% off the retail cost of classes

  • Very Low Income Limits: eligible for full scholarship

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Low Income Limits $39,900 $45,600 $51,300 $56,950 $61,500 $66,050 $70,600 $75,200
Very Low Income Limits $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $37,950 $41,000 $44,050 $47,100 $50,100

We understand that income doesn’t always provide a full picture of what’s going on in your life. If you fall outside these income limits but feel that the cost of classes is out of reach, please email us at


  • At this time, scholarships are limited to 2 classes per year per applicant. Please keep in mind that our ability to offer financial assistance is dependent on funding, applicants, and individual need.

  • If you are interested in woodworking classes, Shop Safety must first be completed as an out of pocket expense so that we know you are serious about this type of learning. The cost of that class is $25.

  • Payment plans are available for students who cannot afford to pay the cost of the class up front.

  • If you are interested in taking a class on a specific date, please submit requests for financial assistance at least 7 days’ notice.

  • Financial assistance is generally not available for students who are currently enrolled at other area institutions or colleges or who have been enrolled within the past year.


  • Complete the request for financial assistance form, below! Paper copies are also available at the librarian desk during business hours.

  • If you have any questions, please call 410.347.0850 or email

Name *
Race (optional)
Please select all that apply.
Are you over 18 years of age? *
Are you a student at a college or university? *
Please include yourself, your spouse, children, and anyone else who lives with you and depends on you for support.
Annual Household Income *